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of women will hold u.s. senate seats in january. after victories in massachusetts, north dakota, hawaii, wisconsin and nebraska, five new female senators will be on capitol hill. that's 20 women senators, a net gain othre for massachusetts, north dakota, hawaii, and wisconsin, these women are the first female senators from their states. hawaii's mazie hirono will be the first asian-american female senator, and wisconsin's tammy baldwin the first openly gay senator. at least 77, possibly 79 women will take their seats in the house of representatives, only a modest gain. the number of democratic women in the house will rise from 51 to 63. republicans added one woman. in new hampshire, another first. the election of a female governor and two women to the house, makes it the first state to be led primarily by women. the classic women's issue -- reproductive rights also made history in this election becoming for the first time in decades a winning issue for democrats. >> so, congresswoman norton, what was the most historic aspect of the 2012 election? >> bonnie, the election of '12 was a str
, with 20 females in the u.s. house versus 58 democrats, is the republican party doing enough of a job to review and promote women? >> well, and you might want to add, there are five female governors in the country, four of which are republicans, doing great jobs out there and very well respected in their states. so what are we doing? i think with cathy mcmorris rodgers, she ran, it's a tough battle and she won and gets the credit but she got men to support her. there is a sense in the republican party tom price is a good man, she's a terrific lady, but maybe it would be wiser for her to have that position. >> a better messenger. >> a better messenger is a perfect way to put it so in a sense, it's the party coming together realizing we need to make certain these women are prominently displayed, out there helping us send a message to this country that we represent both men and women. >> avis, your thoughts. the burden on the republican party from where i sit is to get more women in the house, more women in the senate and more women higher up in the leadership. on the other hand, democra
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